So, you want to buy a new smartphone? If you’re looking for the best smartphones, you’ve come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop. Of course, the most important factor in buying a new device is making sure you have the best smartphone for you. The best for your budget, the features you need, the size that feels right and platform that suits you best.
We’re going to run down a comparison between two of the best smartphones in 2017, Iphone X vs Samsung 8S:
Apple iPhone X
It’s been some time since the iPhone has been our top smartphone recommendation, but then the iPhone X is the biggest shake-up in iPhone history. It’s unashamedly premium, from the build to the price, but it comes together in a package offering a smartphone experience that’s not matched elsewhere. It makes the iPhone 8 looks like a relic, it betters Android competition in the same space, as Apple makes a huge change to its flagship phone.
There’s power and refinement in abundance, with quality oozing from the stainless steel frame, with a fresh new look coming from the new 19.5:9 display that banishes bezels to the last decade. It’s not just the lack of bezels that are impressive about the display, but the overall quality is great too. It’s HDR compatible, supports Dolby Vision and it’s Apple’s first OLED display on a smartphone – and it looks fantastic. You’re not let down by the camera either, which offers great photos and the advantage of stabilised zoom.
For iPhone fans, it’s the pinnacle of the mobile Apple experience, a complete step-change in what the iPhone is. It’s a phone you can’t afford … to miss out on.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+
Samsung has redefined its flagship handset in the Galaxy S8, offering two sizes of handset with an 18.5:9 display, losing the bezel and offering that premium dual-edge curved design. There’s a long list of things that Samsung gets right in the S8: there’s a pair of great cameras, the battery life is good, there’s waterproofing, the latest hardware and the slickest Android of skins, fully-featured and packed full of useful functions.
The contentious point falls on the fingerprint scanner, as the location isn’t optimal, but that’s not a deal breaker given that the phones support iris scanning too. The real decision might just come down to how big you want your phone to be, with that taller screen meaning your phone doesn’t feel huge, despite the large display. It is expensive, however.
If the price is too much to bear, the then Samsung Galaxy S7 edge comes highly recommended: it offers much of the same – great curved edge display, waterproofing, good battery life and a similar feature set and software experience – but you can buy the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge on Amazon for £200 less than the S8+.